April Virtual Meeting: Inspection Walkthrough with Bret Butler

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA, United States

***Golden Gate ASHI will hold it's first ever virtual chapter meeting due to the Covid-19 outbreak and Shelter in Place restrictions.*** Chapter member Bret Butler, will have a slideshow and discussion about a recent inspection. (Attendees who stay for the entire meeting will earn an ASHI CE) GGASHI April Virtual Meeting To register for the…

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July Virtual Meeting: James Goodrum, Certified Arborist

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA, United States

Major tree defects can be present in the most common large trees in the Bay Area, and arborist James Goodrum will have a slideshow to show some easy to use tools for inspectors to provide a level of risk rating for their reports, and when to recommend a follow-up an arborist for a more detailed…

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September Virtual Meeting: Forensic Plumbing Investigations with Mark Hunter

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA, United States

Home inspectors evaluate plumbing defects on every inspection. Sometimes the defects are easy to find, but some conditions can be almost possible to find or diagnose. Mark Hunter will have a presentation covering covering common plumbing defects and some of his forensic plumbing investigations. For example: chloramine degradation of EPDM rubber seals, dezincification of yellow…

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October Virtual Meeting: On Site Energy Production and Storage Systems with Douglas Hansen

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA, United States

California energy codes now require solar panels on new construction. Power outages have prompted home owners to install generators and energy storage systems. Becoming familiar with such systems will be important for California home inspectors in the coming years. Renowned code expert Douglas Hansen will cover PV systems, battery backups, generators, transfer switches, and EV…

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November Virtual Meeting: A History of Engineering Failures and Lessons Learned, with Joshua Kardon, SE

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA, United States

Engineering is a profession with a rich history of innovations and failures. The profession has learned many lessons through scientific inquiries and investigations. Learn about some of the more historic engineering failures, and more importantly, what lessons were learned. 5:30pm – Login and Socialize – Join a few minutes early to sort out technical issues and chat…

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January Virtual Meeting: “Reach Codes” and the War Against Natural Gas with Lonnie Haughton, MCP

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA, United States

Multiple jurisdictions in the Bay Area recently have adopted ordinances that totally ban (or severely limit) the use of gas-fired equipment in new construction. Some of these cities and towns currently have targeted only new residential housing while they continue to study how to implement similar bans for new commercial buildings. The greatly differing approaches…

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February Virtual Meeting: HVAC Q&A with John Proctor, PE

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA, United States

Do you have HVAC or mechanical system questions? Don't miss out on this Q&A session where you can ask John Proctor, a nationally recognized expert in practical energy efficiency based on field studies and performance monitoring. He has recently retired from over 37 years as a contractor, building scientist, consultant, trainer, researcher, and has written…

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March Virtual Meeting: Applied Waterproofing Systems with Neal Goulding

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA, United States

Inspecting waterproofing systems over living areas is one of the critical areas of a property inspection, as even a minor leak can cause significant water related damage. There are many different types of products and systems, and it's important for inspectors to be familiar with them, and know what defects to look for. Neal Goulding…

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April Virtual Meeting: Non-Ductile Concrete with David Bonowitz, SE

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA, United States

Non-ductile reinforced concrete buildings, common in buildings from the 1970s and before, are prone to brittle behavior in parts of the building such as joints and columns. Local ordinances in Southern California are requiring retrofitting, and there are rumors that such ordinances are coming to Northern California in the near future. Structural Engineer David Bonowitz…

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May Virtual Meeting: Wildfire Codes & Home Hardening with Dr. Steve Quarles

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA, United States

Wildfires have caused significant damage and loss of life in recent years, and in 2020 over 4 million acres burned 10,000 structures were destroyed. The 2017 Tubbs Fire showed that such fires are not limited to forested mountain areas. Dr. Steve Quarles is an expert in the performance of buildings exposed to wildland fire and…

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